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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Volume 28… Number 14, April 5, 2022

STORIES COVERED

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  • Covid-19 Vaccination Required for All MITAGS Students; MITAGS Requires Negative Test for Unvaccinated Students Who Have Received Exemptions
  • MITAGS East Academic Notes
  • MITAGS West Academic Notes

  • GLEN PAINE HONORED BY THE MARINE SOCIETY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

    Glen Paine, who led the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies for 23 years before retiring in January, has received the lifetime achievement award from The Marine Society of the City of New York.

    The prestigious award is presented annually to those who have dedicated their careers to the American maritime industry and in particular to the growth and development of the U.S.-flag fleet.

    Paine accepted the award at a March 28 ceremony in New York City, in the presence of the U.S.-flag merchant ship captains and officers who belong to the Marine Society, a charitable and educational organization formed in colonial days.

    In accepting the award, Paine spoke eloquently about training the next generation of professional mariners.

    The state-of-the-art programs developed under his tenure at MITAGS include the Navigation Skills Assessment Program and the Workboat Academy.

    Under Paine’s leadership, the MITAGS complex has grown to include an expansive conference and meeting center.

    “Glen’s tireless work, vision and dedication transformed MITAGS from just another union training school to one of the premier maritime training facilities in the world,” said MM&P President Don Marcus in introductory remarks.

    “The membership of MM&P and many mariners from all corners of the globe have advanced their careers thanks to his vision and contributions to maritime training.”
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    PRESIDENT’S 2023 BUDGET WILL FULLY FUND KEY MARITIME PROGRAMS

    The FY 2023 budget sent to Congress by the Administration requests full funding for the Maritime Security Program at its authorized level of $318 million.

    This amount, the same authorized for the current fiscal year, will provide each vessel in the program with a $5.3 million stipend.

    The President’s budget also requests $60 million for the new Tanker Security Program for FY 2023.

    This amount will provide each of the expected 10 vessels in the program with a $6 million stipend.

    The Maritime Administration is expected to soon begin the process of selecting tankers for the new program, which will support America’s strategic defense needs by reducing the military’s reliance on foreign-flag vessels.
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    CRITICS SAY OCEAN SHIPPING REFORM ACT MISSES ROOT CAUSES OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONGESTION

    Legislation passed by the Senate on March 31 aims to ease the supply chain problems that have beset the U.S. economy, in particular since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act gives the Federal Maritime Commission new rulemaking authority over shipping, including by adding reporting requirements on ocean carriers, investigating the industry’s business practices and stepping up policy enforcement with the goal of reining in fees.

    But many say the legislation will miss the mark.

    The World Shipping Council, for example, has argued that instead of adding new regulatory burdens on shipping companies, the U.S. needs to invest in ports, infrastructure and land-based transportation—investments which will be funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act.

    Passage of the Senate version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act means that it now proceeds to conference to resolve differences with the bill passed the House by a vote of 364-60 in December 2021.
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    NEW NAME FOR MLL SHIP

    Maersk Line Ltd. has announced that the SAFMARINE MAFADI will be renamed.

    On April 19, the vessel will become the MAERSK TENNESSEE.

    The 2007-built ship joined MLL’s U.S.-flag fleet in 2019, replacing the MAERSK MEMPHIS.

    The soon-to-be MAERSK TENNESSEE is a 958-foot, 4,824 TEU container vessel with a Wartsila Sulzer 8RT-Flex96C engine.

    It is crewed by members of MM&P, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and the Seafarers International Union.
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    NAVY TO NAME NEW MSC OILER AFTER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

    The U.S. Navy will name one of its new John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oilers after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The new vessel will be the eighth ship in the series.

    “As we close out women’s history month, it is my absolute honor to name the next T-AO after the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro in an April 1 statement.

    Ginsburg made history as the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court when she was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1993. She died at the age of 87 in September 2020.

    Del Toro called her “instrumental to why we now have women of all backgrounds, experiences and talents serving within our ranks, side by side with their male sailor and marine counterparts.”

    The John Lewis-class replenishment oilers are all named after civil and human rights leaders and activists.

    They are crewed by Civil Service mariners, including licensed deck officers who belong to the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group.

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    SALVAGE TEAMS TO START REMOVING CONTAINERS FROM EVER FORWARD

    The Coast Guard said Monday that salvage teams will soon begin removing containers from the EVER FORWARD, the containership that grounded in the Chesapeake Bay on March 13.

    The lightering operation will begin as soon as two crane barges can be installed, the Coast Guard said, adding that dredging will continue to a depth of 43 feet.

    Containers will be removed from both sides of the vessel and placed on barges for transport back to Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore.

    The entire operation is expected to take about two weeks, depending on the weather.

    The Coast Guard said in addition to regular soundings of fuel and ballast tanks, a naval architect and salvage master are remotely monitoring a recently installed sensor system to constantly evaluate the ship’s stability and integrity.

    Five tugs were used in the first attempt to dislodge the 1095-foot vessel: two pushing on the starboard side, two pulling from the port side, and one long pull from the stern.

    Two additional tugs were added after the first try failed.

    “The hope is that using tugboats and a combination of pushing and pulling that we can essentially slide the ship off the grounding,” Geoffrey Donahue of the MD Department of Environment told WJZ Channel 13 last week.

    After the second attempt failed, shipowner Evergreen Marine Corp. invoked “General Average,” a maritime law that stipulates that shippers with cargo aboard must share in salvage costs.

    The EVER FORWARD is owned by the same company that owns the EVER GIVEN, the containership that caused a 400-ship backup when it grounded a year ago in the Suez Canal.
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    PLAN TO CREATE FOC REGISTRY IN US VIRGIN ISLANDS “WRONG AND HARMFUL TO AMERICA’S WORKERS,” AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SAYS

    The AFL-CIO Executive Council has unanimously adopted a resolution opposing a plan to create a flag-of-convenience registry in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    FOC registries—also called “open registries”—allow shipowners to maximize their profits by avoiding the rules, regulations, tax obligations and manning requirements that attach to a national-flag fleet.

    MM&P is part of a broad coalition of maritime and transportation unions that lined up in opposition to the plan as soon as it was announced.

    The coalition has called the scheme “an exercise in labor arbitrage designed to generate registry fees and enrich foreign shipowners at the expense of American workers and America’s national interests” and “an affront to American mariners.”

    The AFL-CIO Executive Council agrees.

    “America’s merchant mariners are the gold standard for the world in terms of safety and training,” it stated in a March 15 resolution that was adopted unanimously.

    “From iron ore for steel mills along the Great Lakes and food aid to hungry citizens in Africa to material for American armed forces stationed around the world and vital household goods at domestic ports—they deliver.”

    “For generations, foreign interests and their allies have tried to find ways to circumvent the nation’s labor and tax laws to take good jobs away from hardworking Americans.”

    “[T]his initiative would take cargo from U.S.-flag vessels, crewed by American citizens, and place it on vessels that do not use American crews, do not pay American taxes and do not meet American safety and labor standards.”

    Opponents of the scheme have called on the Department of Defense, the Maritime Administration, the Biden Administration and Congress “to reject any suggestion that U.S. Virgin Islands-flagged vessels be treated as if they were U.S.-flagged and U.S.-crewed for any purpose or for any program.”

    Along with MM&P, the members of the coalition are: the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO; the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO; the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO; the American Maritime Officers; the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association; the Marine Firemen’s Union; the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific; and the Seafarers International Union.
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    OFFSHORE JOBS AVAILABLE!

    Urgent need for Second Mate for SLNC PAX. Tankerman PIC OR ASSIST, MSC Courses required. Job open nationwide and for early return from vacation.

    Urgent Need for Second Mates and Third Mates with MSC courses and a security clearance for the Watson Class fleet. Jobs are on the board nationwide!

    Patriot Contract Services also has a commercial tanker, HAINA PATRIOT, with opportunities available at the Chief Mate level, no MSC Classes or Security Clearance required—only Tankerman PIC!

    If you are interested, please contact Jeremy Hope, VP Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org.

    

    Chesapeake Crewing has opportunities available for First Assistant Engineers. If you are interested, please contact Tom Larkin, VP Atlantic Ports, at TLarkin@bridgedeck.org.

    Any Member or Applicant who already has a valid security clearance and is interested in taking the MSC courses required for Patriot Watson Class and Chesapeake Crewing vessels but does not have training eligibility to take the courses, please email Jeremy Hope, VP of Gulf Ports and Gov’t Contracts, at jhope@bridgedeck.org with the words “MSC Training” in the subject line.
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    WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES SEEKING DECKHANDS AND MATES

    Washington State Ferries is seeking deckhands and mates. The minimum license requirements are an Inland Mate (unlimited) with Federal Pilotage for all ferry routes in Puget Sound.

    The ferry system hires “on-call” deck employees (OS/AB), including those who walk in the door with an upper level license, and gives them work until they have completed the pilotage requirements and New Mate Orientation and Assessment.

    WSF is currently paying second mates $41.65/hour, chief mates $44.62/hour and relief mates $53.55/hour.

    Regular masters are making $55.27/hour, relief masters are making $66.34/hour and staff masters are making $71.12/hour.

    WSF does not direct hire deck officers. All deck hires are through their website, key word “Deckhands”

    WSF offers good working conditions, medical and retirement benefits.

    With the current retirement curve hitting its peak, new employees are gaining seniority very quickly: experience has shown that newly hired mates who apply themselves can be working as master within about five years.

    Anyone seeking more information on this opportunity should contact MM&P Pacific Maritime Region Representative Dan Twohig: dtwohig@bridgedeck.org or 206-390-9907.
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    AMAZON WORKERS AT STATEN ISLAND WAREHOUSE VOTE TO FORM UNION

    Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island made history last week when they voted by a significant margin to join a union.

    The new union, called the ALU, for Amazon Labor Union, is led by Chris Smalls, who was fired by the company in March 2020—allegedly for raising health and safety concerns—during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    After the successful union vote, Smalls demanded that Amazon begin contract bargaining immediately.

    The union is asking for a $30 minimum wage, more regular breaks and increased sick days, among other things.

    At another Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, employees are set to start voting on ALU representation in late April.

    The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has been leading a separate organizing campaign in Bessemer, Alabama.

    That election is a do-over, mandated by the National Labor Relations Board, which found that Amazon had improperly interfered in the first election.
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    LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

    There will be a membership meeting at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Hall on Wednesday, April 13, directly after the 11:00 job call.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    MM&P International President Don Marcus and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The hall is located at 533 N. Marine Ave., Suite A, Wilmington, CA 90744-5527.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to lturner@bridgedeck.org or call the LA/LB Hall at 310-834-7201.
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    SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14

    There will be a membership meeting at the MM&P Oakland Hall on Thursday, April 14, at 12:00 pm.

    All Offshore members and applicants are encouraged to attend.

    International President Don Marcus, Pacific Coast Agent Melany Weaver and Vice President–Pacific Lars Turner will be in attendance to report and respond to questions.

    The San Francisco/Oakland Hall is located at 548 Thomas L. Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612.

    If there are items you wish to have placed on the agenda or questions that may require research, please email them to mweaver@bridgedeck.org or call the hall at 510-808-7068.
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    MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN THE CHARLESTON HALL ON TUESDAY, MAY 3

    There will be a membership meeting in the Charleston hall at 1200 on Tuesday, May 3.

    MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer Don Josberger and Atlantic Ports Vice President Tom Larkin will participate.

    All members and applicants in the area are encouraged to attend the meeting.

    The Charleston Hall is located at 1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Suite 2C, Charleston, SC 29407-4794.

    The phone number is: 843-766-3565.
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    MM&P CLOSED ON APRIL 15 FOR GOOD FRIDAY

    All MM&P union halls, the MM&P Plan Office, the MM&P Federal Credit Union and MM&P headquarters will be closed on April 15 for Good Friday.
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    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ALL MITAGS STUDENTS; MITAGS REQUIRES NEGATIVE TEST FOR UNVACCINATED STUDENTS WHO HAVE RECEIVED EXEMPTIONS

    Full COVID vaccination is mandatory for everyone attending training on campus at MITAGS East and MITAGS West.

    In addition, for unvaccinated participants who have received exemptions only, MITAGS requires a negative PCR test within 72 hours of attendance and to be masked at all times while on campus unless drinking, eating, or speaking.

    Contact MITAGS for information about exemptions.

    Scans, photocopies, or electronic images of your Covid-19 vaccination cards (records) or certification by a medical provider are acceptable.

    Additionally, face masks are required at MITAGS West, regardless of vaccination status.

    We appreciate your cooperation during these very trying times.
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    MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

    For registration contact our Admissions Department: 866.656.5568 or admissions@mitags.org

    \\Classes are 5-day unless otherwise noted\\

    Class dates followed by an * are full
    AB – Able Seaman (5-Day) – 6/6/22, 8/15/22

    AIS-1 – Automatic Identifications Systems Orientation (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

    ARPA-OIC (4-Day) – Automated Radar Plotting Aids: 6/27/22, 9/27/22, 11/1/22

    AZIPOD (2-Day) – 5/12/22, 9/12/22

    BRM – Bridge Resource Management (5-Day): 7/18/22

    BRMP –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots (2-Day): 4/26/22, 5/26/22, 9/20/22, 11/14/22

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    BRMP-EMR –Bridge Resource Management for Pilots with Emergency Shiphandling – (Now also included in BRMP-Refresher) (3-Day): 5/23/22, 9/14/22

    BRMP-Refresher (Now including Emergency Shiphandling for Pilots) (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    BT – Basic Safety Training (5-Day): 5/9/22, 9/12/22

    BT-Revalidation (2-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – 4/26/22*, 6/8/22, 9/28/22, 10/19/22, 11/14/22, 12/20/22

    BT-Refresher (3-day) – 4/26/22*, 9/28/22, 11/14/22, 12/19/22

    CHS-OIC – Cargo Handling Basic (5-Day): 9/26/22

    [CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

    ADVSTB-CMM – Advanced Stability (5-Day): 6/27/22, 8/15/22, 10/24/22, 12/19/22

    ADVWX-CMM – Advanced Meteorology (5-Day): 4/18/22, 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 10/17/22, 12/12/22

    CHS-CMM – Advanced Cargo Operations (10 Days): 10/31/22

    CM-OPS 1 – Chief Mate Operations – Week 1 (5-Day): 7/11/22, 12/5/22

    CM-OPS 2 Maersk – Chief Mate Operations II Maersk Specific (5-Day): 7/18/22, 12/12/22

    CM-OPS 2 APL – Chief Mate Operations II APL Specific – Not currently scheduled

    ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (5-Day): 5/2/22, 8/1/22, 10/10/22

    LMS – Leadership and Managerial Skills (Management Level – Formerly MCL-CMM) (5-Day): 4/25/22, 8/8/22, 11/14/22

    MPP-CMM – Marine Propulsion Plants (5-Day): 9/19/22

    (DCS-1 available on request – contact Admissions)

    SEC-APPS – Practical Defense Tactics: Not Currently Scheduled

    SHMGT-CMM- Ship Management (5-Day): 9/26/22

    SHS-ADV-I-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1) (5-Day): 4/11/22*, 5/16/22, 6/6/22, 7/25/22, 8/8/22, 9/19/22, 10/3/22, 10/17/22, 11/7/22, 12/5/22

    SHS-ADV-II-CMM – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2) (5-Day): 4/18/22, 5/23/22, 6/13/22*, 8/1/22, 8/15/22, 9/26/22, 10/10/22, 10/24/22, 11/14/22, 12/12/22

    **SHS-ADV-I & II are now approved to include SAR-CMM assessments at MITAGS**

    VPEN-CMM – Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation (5-Day): 4/11/22, 10/3/22

    WKP-CMM – Advanced Watchkeeping (5-Day): Not currently scheduled

    WX-HW-ATL – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Atlantic Ocean (2-day) – 6/15/22

    WX-HW-IND – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Indian Ocean (2-day) – Not Currently Scheduled

    WX-HW-PAC – Heavy Weather Avoidance Routing: Pacific Ocean (2-day) – 6/13/22

    CIW-DPA/IA – Continual Improvement Workshop: Designated Person Ashore & Internal Auditor (3-Day) ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program **

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    CIW-SMS – Continual Improvement Workshop: Successful Safety Management (2-Day) – Online: Not Currently Scheduled

    CNAV-OIC (15-Day) – Celestial Navigation: 5/9/22, 8/15/22, 10/31/22

    CRISIS-COMMS – Crisis Communications (1-Day): Not currently scheduled

    CRSMGT – Crisis Management and Human Behavior (1-Day) – Not Currently Scheduled

    CDMGT – Crowd Management (1-Day) – Not Currently Scheduled

    CSE – Confined Space Entry (3-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    CSE-AWR – Confined Space Entry Awareness (2-Day): Not currently scheduled

    CY-MAR – Cyber-Skilled Mariner (5-Day) **NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not currently scheduled

    Cyber-MAR-ONL – Cyber Skilled Mariner, Management of Information & Systems Security (Online Seminar) **NOT covered by the MATES Program ** – Not Currently Scheduled

    DDE – Great Lakes (20-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    ECDIS for Pilots (2-Day) – 5/10/22, 11/16/22

    ERM – Engine Resource Management (5-Day): 8/1/22, 11/28/22

    ADV-FF – Advanced Fire-Fighting (4-day) – Not currently scheduled

    FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Combined Basic & Advanced (5-Day): 5/9/22, 9/12/22

    FF-ADV-Rev (1-day) (Must have 1 year of sea service in last 5 years) – Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation: 4/25/22, 6/7/22, 9/27/22, 10/18/22, 11/16/22, 12/22/22

    FF-ADV-REF (2-day) – Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher: 4/29/22, 10/1/22, 11/12/22, 12/17/22

    FSM – Fatigue, Sleep, & Medications (1-Day): 4/26/22, 9/20/22

    Online: Not currently scheduled

    GL-Pilot – Great Lakes Pilotage Familiarization (2-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    GMDSS – Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (10-Day): 8/15/22

    HAZ – Hazardous Materials (5 day): 5/2/22, 9/12/22, 12/12/22

    IEN – Integrated Electronic Navigation (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    LAP – License Advancement Program for Mate to Master (20-Day): 7/11/22, 10/17/22

    LAP-Great Lakes – License Advancement Program – Great Lakes (15-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    LAP-ORG3rd – License Advancement Program for Original 3rd Mate, Oceans, Any Gross

    Ton License (15-Day): 6/6/22

    LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage (1-Day): 9/21/22, 11/14/22

    LNG-TPIC (10-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    LTS –Leadership and Teamworking Skills (Formerly MCL-OIC) (1-Day): 9/26/22

    MEECE – Management of Electrical and Electronic Control Equipment (Assessments not included): 7/25/22, 12/5/22

    MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge (10-Day): 7/11/22, 10/3/22, 12/5/22

    MED-PIC-REF– Medical Person in Charge Refresher: 5/23/22*, 8/1/22, 11/28/22

    MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 7/11/22, 10/3/22

    MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing (1-Day): 6/6/22, 7/16/22, 9/26/22, 10/8/22, 10/17/22, 11/17/22, 12/23/22

    [MSC – Military Sealift Command Courses]

    MSC-CBRD-1 – Military Sealift Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological Defense Orientation (Basic) (1-Day): 5/24/22, 6/21/22, 8/4/22, 9/14/22, 11/5/22

    MSC-DC – Military Sealift Command Damage Control (2-day): 5/23/22, 6/20/22, 8/5/22, 9/16/22, 11/4/22

    MSC-ENVPRO (1-Day) – 6/10/22, 11/3/22

    MSC-FF-HELO (2-Day) – 6/8/22, 9/14/22

    MSC-SMA – Military Sealift Command Small Arms Qualifications (4-Day): 5/16/22, 6/13/22, 7/18/22, 8/8/22, 9/19/22, 11/7/22

    MSC-Security Watch Basic (1-Day/ 8-hour) – 5/14/22, 6/11/22, 8/6/22, 9/17/22, 11/4/22

    MSC-Security Watch Advanced (1-Day) – 5/15/22, 6/12/22, 7/17/22, 8/7/22, 9/18/22, 11/6/22

    MSC-Ship’s Reaction Force (3-Day) – 5/20/22, 6/17/22, 7/22/22, 8/12/22, 9/23/22, 11/11/22

    NDMS-ENAV – Navigational Decision Making Series – Best Practice in eNav (3-Day) – Not currently scheduled

    NSAP-MMP – Navigational Skills Assessment Program-MM&P (2-Day) – 5/3/22*, 5/5/22*, 6/27/22*, 6/29/22*, 7/18/22, 8/29/22, 8/31/22

    PSC – Personal Survival Craft (5-Day) – Contact Admissions

    PSC-REF – Personal Survival Craft Refresher (2-Day) – 4/24/22, 10/3/22

    RFPNW – Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3-day) – Not currently scheduled

    ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal (1-Day): Not Currently Scheduled

    ROR-1N – Radar Observer Renewal Evening Classes (1-Night): 4/26/22, 4/29/22, 9/20/22, 9/28/22

    ROU-OIC – Radar Observer Program – Unlimited: 6/20/22, 8/29/22

    SAR – Search & Rescue – (Now with OIC and CMM assessments) (3-Day): 9/7/22

    SHS-BAS-OIC – Basic Shiphandling: 4/25/22, 9/12/22, 12/5/22

    SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling (5 Day) – 4/4/22, 6/20/22, 8/22/22, 11/28/22

    STB-OIC – Ship Construction and Basic Stability: 8/8/22

    TCNAV/CO – Terrestrial Navigation and Compasses (15-Day): 7/18/22

    TPIC – Tankerman Person in Charge: 5/9/22, 7/11/22

    TRAC-TUG-2 (2-Day): 5/26/22, 11/16/22

    TTT – ** This course is NOT covered by the MATES Program ** — Not Currently Scheduled

    VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (1-Day): 6/23/22

    VSO – Vessel Security Officer (3-Day): 6/22/22, 9/7/22

    WKP-OIC – Watchkeeping (Operational Level) (10-Day): 10/17/22

    WX-OIC –Meteorology (Operational Level): 9/19/22
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    MITAGS WEST ACADEMIC NOTES

    2022 Spring/Summer/Fall

    Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule and enroll online at www.mitags.org

    For registration contact our admissions department: 866.656.5568 or admissions@mitags.org

    April 2022
    11-13 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

    11-14 Advanced Firefighting

    11-15 Basic Training

    11-15 Advanced Meteorology

    18-22 Advanced Shiphandling I

    19-20 Basic Training Revalidation

    21st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling II

    May 2022

    2-6 ECDIS

    6-7 Advanced Firefighting Refresher

    8-10 Basic Training Refresher

    8-9 Basic Training Revalidation

    10th Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    16-27 GMDSS

    June 2022

    1st Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    2-3 Basic Training Revalidation

    6-10 Basic Training

    6-10 Tankerman Person-In-Charge

    23rd Advanced Firefighting Revalidation

    24-25 Basic Training Revalidation

    July 2022

    5-8 Advanced Firefighting

    11-15 Advanced Stability

    11-29 Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation

    18-22 Advanced Meteorology

    25-29 Advanced Shiphandling I

    August 2022

    1-5 Radar Observer Unlimited

    1-5 Medical Care Provider

    1-5 Advanced Shiphandling II

    8-12 Ship Construction & Basic Stability

    15-19 Basic Cargo Handling & Stowage

    22-26 Radar Observer Unlimited

    29-2 Basic Meteorology

    September 2022

    6-8 Security Officer – Vessel, Company & Facility

    9th Flashing Light

    12-23 Watchkeeping (Operational Level)

    26-30 Basic Shiphandling

    October 2022

    3-7 ECDIS

    10-14 Advanced Stability

    10-28 Celestial Navigation

    17-21 Advanced Shiphandling I

    24-28 Advanced Shiphandling II

    31-4 Advanced Meteorology

    November 2022

    1-4 ARPA

    7-10 Advanced Firefighting

    7-11 Leadership & Managerial Skills

    14-16 Search & Rescue

    17th Leadership & Teamworking Skills

    28-9 GMDSS

    December 2022

    12-16 Tankerman Person-In-Charge
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